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Geneva Press Briefing: OCHA, WHO, UNHCR, IOM, UNICEF, OHCHR
14 Nov 2017 -  Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Jens Laerke, Deputy Spokesperson UN office for Humanitarian affairs (OCHA)
(Info. and updates on Yemen, Bangladesh, Libya, World Diabetes Day and Other Events)

OCHA - Jens Laerke, with Jamie McGoldrick, OCHA Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (by phone)
• Yemen – Humanitarian situation

UNHCR - William Spindler
• Yemen – Worsening of humanitarian situation due to border closure

IOM - Joel Millman
• Bangladesh – Cox’s Bazar latest

UNICEF - Christophe Boulierac
• Bangladesh – Update on the situation of Rohingya children

OHCHR - Jeremy Laurence
• Libya - Detention, ill treatment of migrants

WHO - Christian Lindmeier
• World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day (resolution A/RES/61/225 in 2007) Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980. The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being overweight or obese. Over the past decade, diabetes prevalence has risen faster in low and middle-income countries than in high-income countries.

The resolution encouraged Member States to develop national policies for the prevention, treatment and care of diabetes in line with the sustainable development of their health-care systems.

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